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Cake versus Cupcake: The Smackdown

In this corner we have the traditional wedding cake.  The modern wedding cake was introduced in the 20th century and the tiered wedding cake became popular in 1902.

In the other corner we have the cupcake.  The cupcake can actually be traced back to 1796…over one hundred years before the first modern wedding cake.  Their popularity at weddings only happened in the 2000’s as cupcakes became trendy.  According to Wikipedia, the cupcakes first gained publicity in 2001 after Magnolia Bakery in New York City was featured on an episode of Sex and the City.  Thank YOU Carrie Bradshaw.

A dilemma many modern brides are having is the great debate between cupcake versus cake.  Which one do you choose?

Well, let me break it down for you:

The Traditional Wedding Cake

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Wedding Cake

The Tradition. A wedding without a cake seems almost unheard of.  If you were paying Read More


Pink Cupcakes

dual frosting

I often ask myself…”Why do cupcakes only come with one color frosting?”

Okay, I don’t really ask myself that. However, I will from this day forward, after seeing these chocolate cupcakes with multi-colored frosting little beauties. It’s subtle enough that you have to look closely… Read More


Cake Jars


Oh yes..I have shown you cupcakes. I have shown you cake pops. I have shown you cake push-pops..and now I bring you cake jars.

Yes…yes. These delicious treats are made by Pickle’s Bake Shop out of the Washington D.C. area. Have no fear if you aren’t in the DC area because she has an online bakeshop right here. These little cakes come in a cute little glass jar with an adorable little spoon. They come in a variety of flavors..Red Velvet with Cream Cheese Icing, Chocolate with Chocolate/Vanilla/Marshmallow Butter Cream, Vanilla Read More


Pirate Themed Wedding Cupcakes

Pirate Cupckaes

Argh! Shiver me timbers because these cupcakes rock my face off.
Oh yes. Let’s see how many Pirate cliche’s I can use here.

This wedding cupcake ensemble is a combination of lemon cupcakes with lime butter cream, espresso cupcakes with vanilla butter cream and gluten free & dairy free chocolate cupcakes topped with chocolate ganche. (If I am remembering correctly this is our first gluten free cake post..woot woot!) All of the cupcakes are topped with gold sprinkles and skull and cross-bone flags. However, the kicker for me is the Read More


Cupcake Tower & Gumpaste Cake Toppers


I think by now you all know that I can pretty much leave the over extravagance of some wedding cakes. I would much rather have a cake that taste good than a cake that is a fondant masterpiece. And please..give me a cupcake over..well pretty much ANYTHING any day of the week & I will be a happy happy girl!
Perhaps that is why I love this Wedding Cupcake Tower so much.
This cupcake creation is made by Montreal’s Clever Cupcakes and consist of five dozen lemon cupcakes topped with lemon buttercream and edible pearls..oh..pearls..This makes the southern Read More


Here is where I died..and went to cupcake heaven

Cupcake Tower

I know we haven’t known each other long, but I think you know by now Christen + cupcakes = love. Therefore it’s not uncommon that you’ll see blog post about my aforementioned love for cupcakes (and my love for words including the word “fore” apparently). I love them all..vanilla, chocolate, old school (vanilla cake & chocolate icing) and any other Read More


Red Velvet Wedding Cupcakes

Disney Cupcakes

Do you ever see a picture and suddenly all is right with the world? This just happened to me.

There is something you should know about me interwebs…it only takes one of three things to make me happy: Cupcakes, Disney World & anything pink. Combine them all together? Well..let’s just say after I found this picture my husband had to come and pick my jaw up off the floor and put it back together. In other words? Perfection!

Just look at this gorgeous presentation of Red Velvet Cupcakes at a recent Disney Wedding. The frosting looks almost Read More